"You're either fifth-generation or you're an expensive target," one expert told Insider.
The US Air Force designed, built, and flew a prototype of a next-generation fighter aircraft, a senior official told Defence News. The experimental fighter was developed under the service’s ambitious Next Generation Air Dominance program. The purpose of NGAD is to develop an advanced fighter jet featuring “enhancements in survivability, […]
US rivals, China in particular, are fielding their own fifth-generation fighters, as well as long-range air-to-air missiles that could give Chinese and Russian fighters an advantage over the US in battle. While range isn’t everything, the US is taking steps to maintain its edge through the development of the AIM-260 […]
Turkey unveiled a full-scale mock-up of its new indigenous fifth-generation fighter at the Paris Air Show on Monday. The fighter-development program, a Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) project, was started to replace the Turkish Air Force’s ageing F-16 fleet. The program has perhaps taken on new urgency as the US […]
China and Russia say their radars, early warning systems, and detection assets can spot American fifth-generation stealth fighters like the F-22 and F-35. Stealth fighters can be detected at certain points on the electromagnetic spectrum. Targeting the aircraft is a bit more difficult though. Fifth-generation fighters feature a combination of […]